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Gyms, Saunas and Other Virus-prone Facilities in Capital Area to Shut Down from Tuesday

Gyms, Saunas and Other Virus-prone Facilities in Capital Area to Shut Down from Tuesday

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will maintain the current social distancing level in the greater Seoul area but will raise antivirus curbs, including restricting additional gatherings and activities, starting Tuesday, health authorities said Monday. Seoul, the surrounding Gyeonggi Province and the western port city of Incheon will be under the current Level [...]

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Under a new government policy, if child abuse reports are made to the police or other child protective authorities more than two times the children in concern will be separated from their abusers immediately. South Korea’s law enforcement agencies and public servants in charge of the protection of children [...]

S. Korea Keeps Capital Area Under Level 2 Social Distancing, Raises Other Areas to Level 1.5

S. Korea Keeps Capital Area Under Level 2 Social Distancing, Raises Other Areas to Level 1.5

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Sunday kept the greater Seoul area under Level 2 social distancing measures but raised antivirus curbs in all other areas to Level 1.5, as another wave of the pandemic looms with the upcoming winter season. More stringent anti-virus curbs will be implemented in the wide Seoul [...]

S. Korea to Launch Presidential Committee on Carbon-neutral Campaign, Moon Says

S. Korea to Launch Presidential Committee on Carbon-neutral Campaign, Moon Says

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in announced a plan Friday to establish a presidential body on South Korea’s stated goal of going carbon neutral by 2050 as part of a “strong pan-governmental system” to push for the vision. He said the envisioned government-private organization, tentatively named the “2050 Carbon Neutrality Committee,” is [...]

Twelve More Facility Types to be Subject to School Bus Safety Regulations

Twelve More Facility Types to be Subject to School Bus Safety Regulations

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A revised law will require 12 more types of facilities to follow school bus safety regulations starting Friday, police said. The new categories include alternative schools, international schools and public libraries, according to the National Police Agency. The six original types of facilities were kindergartens, elementary schools, special education [...]

S. Korea to Roll Out More Digital Services amid Pandemic

S. Korea to Roll Out More Digital Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start to unveil more digital services, from mobile identification to artificial intelligence (AI) doctors, as the pandemic limits face-to-face contact, the ICT ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Science and ICT said it has named key services to support for digital transition amid the pandemic, including [...]

Nightclubs, Late-night Dining Banned in Greater Seoul Under Tougher Virus Curbs

Nightclubs, Late-night Dining Banned in Greater Seoul Under Tougher Virus Curbs

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Nightclubs and late-night dining will be banned in the greater Seoul area under toughened distancing guidelines, as authorities are scrambling to contain the recent coronavirus flare-up ahead of a nationwide college exam. Health authorities raised the social distancing by one notch to Level 2 in the Seoul metropolitan area [...]